by Katarina Radović
December 22nd. 2011. - August 15th. 2012.
About the exhibition
The “On Heat” exhibition is a photographic record of the "meeting of cultures" marked by a wedding ceremony, first in Belgium and then in Burkina Faso. Katarina Radović’s photographs are the outcome of examining the complex phenomenon of marriage in which that which is private and personal (actually most intimate) on the one hand, and that which, on the other hand, is public and includes norms, the collective, the ritual and symbolic, collide in their extremes and ambivalence of created relationship.
"The initial spasm of love as a rule finds its inspiration in something unknown; selecting partners from other cultures (...) we connect with values that are lacking in our own culture. We fall in love with the other, the ideal, because we want to run away from our own shortcomings and insecurities. Therefore, it may seem the easiest and most logical to fall in love with someone who is completely alien to us, someone who is undefined, of whom and about whose tradition and culture we know nothing."